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intro. W. Geo Vocab

TermDefinition
Human Geography 3 The branch of geography that studies all things human and human made
Physical geography 3 The branch of geography that studies all of Earth’s physical features and processes
Map 2 Typically a 2-D representation of our Earth in which you can see where people, places, and things are located
Place 1 A theme in geography that allows us to describe the physical and human characteristics of a location
Site 1 When describing a place you use Site. Site is what you see on the landscape
Location 1 Identifying WHERE a place is located. Location can be Absolute, relative, and mathematical
Situation 1 dentifying a place’s location using other places (SVH is behind Publix, across from Brusters, etc)
Region 2 An AREA with one or more common features that makes it different from surrounding areas.
Formal Region 3
Functional Region 3
Vernacular Region 3
Space 2
Connections 2
Cartography 3 The study of maps and map making
Thematic 3 A Special Purpose map that displays information around a theme (phenomenon)
Map Scale 3 The tool on a map that allows you to measure real distance
Map Projection 3 The tool on a map that allows you to measure real distance
GPS 3
GIS 3
Remote sensing 3
Meridians 2
Parallels 2
Coordinate system 2
Equator 3
Prime Meridian 3
Cultural landscape The combination of the physical features and human features on a landscape
Mental Map The map-like image every one carries in their head
Culture 2 All the features of a peoples way of life
Spatial Association 3 The perspective geographers use to explain relationships among different phenomenon across Earth (ex= high rates of cancer deaths in the South is associated with poor education and lack of access to health care)
Spatial Diffusion 3 The process by which information and ideas spread across Earth
Absolute Location 3
Relative Location 3
Concentration 2
Pattern 2
Generalization 2
Resources 2
Globalization 2 The processes by which the world’s countries and people become more alike, interdependent, and interact, regardless of country borders
Distribution 2 The spread of a feature over Earth
Density 2 Measures how much of something there is (ex= people, crops, etc)
Arithmetic Density 2
Space-time Convergence (compression) 2 The reduction in time it takes for people and things to interact and connect due to increased access to technology and transportation advancements
Uneven development 2 The result of increased globalization has created a gap between the wealthiest (more developed regions) and the poorest (less developed regions) across Earth2
Visualization 2 Visualization The tools in geography that allow us to understand and explain where and why (ex= maps, charts, graphs, diagrams, pictures)
First law of geography 3 EVERYTHING is related to everything else, BUT closer things will interact more that things farther away
Scale (not the same as map scale) 3 The ZOOMING in or out on Earth’s surface, in which we can study the relationship between the portion of Earth being studied and Earth as a whole
Spatial Association
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